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Five times a day—in Mecca, above, and around the world—faithful Muslims roll out their prayer rugs to worship God. Islam literally means "submission," and nowhere does that concept resonate more powerfully than in Saudi Arabia. "Islam is totally ingrained in the fabric of contemporary Saudi life and this is perhaps beyond the comprehension of many foreigners," writes businessman Hani A. Z. Yamani in To Be a Saudi. "It is a constitution, a law, an economic path, a social regulator, and God's eternal instructions."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica M7
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 
Lens: 21mm
Speed and F-Stop: 1/125 @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Beautiful
Time of Day: Before sunset
Lighting Techniques: Available light



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